Bookmarks: September 16th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! The days are getting chillier and the nights are getting longer, which means there’s more time for cozying up at home and reading (that’s how it works, right?). If you’ve been too busy with your nose in a book this week, I have all of the bookish news you need to catch up on in this one handy post! Keep reading now or simply “Bookmark” it for later.

1. The First Rule of Feminist Fight Club Is…


I’m so excited to lead this week’s Bookmarks with news about one of my favourite books this year: Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett! (You may remember me reading the book here.) Well, the first rule of Feminist Fight Club is “You must talk about the Feminist Fight Club,” and what better way to start a conversation than with a giveaway? The wonderful team behind Women’s Voices is sharing Feminist Fight Club with 5 lucky readers. Click here for a chance to be one of them!

2. Why Do Books Come Out on Tuesdays?


Have you ever wondered why, for the most part, new books go on sale on Tuesdays? You’re not alone. This week, one writer went on a mission to learn why. See what she found out here.

3. Fun Stuff: Top 10 Quotes from Girl Mans Up


I recently finished reading M-E Girard‘s fantastic new book, Girl Mans Up, so I was so happy to see HCC Frenzy share their favourite Girl Mans Up quotes this week! I love them all, but quote #2 has a special place in my heart. Have you read Girl Mans Up yet? Read HCC Frenzy‘s top 10 quotes here. (Psst, M-E Girard will be touring with Lauren Oliver and Kendare Blake this fall!)

4. This Week in Awards News:


Like I’ve said before, September officially kicks off awards season! This week in awards news, the National Book Award longlists were announced. A special congratulations to Paulette Jiles (News of the World), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), and  Sara Pennypacker & Jon Klassen (Pax)! Have you read any of the longlisted books, Savvy Readers? See the longlists here.

That’s it for me this week, Savvy Readers! Did you read any great books this week? Do you have any bookish news to share? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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